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USA Visa credit cards. Chip and Signature

Las Vegas, Nevada
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USA Visa credit cards. Chip and Signature

Hello, going to Prague for 1st visit. Will stay in Prague 1 district, 4 Days. No definite hotel yet.

I have the “commonly used no FX fees” visa US-issued credit cards (Chase Sapphire Preferred; Birittish Airways Visa, Marriott Visa etc).

All of my credit cards are Chip & Signature which I have used in Western Europe (Uk, Spain, Italy, France, Greece etc)

Will I be able to use my credit cards as well in Prague though Chip and Signature.

Thank you.

21 replies to this topic
Denver, Colorado
6 posts
1. Re: USA Visa credit cards. Chip and Signature

Yes. I just got back last week and that is all I used.

Charlotte, NC
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2. Re: USA Visa credit cards. Chip and Signature

This answered one of my questions for our September trip - thank you

Berkshire, United...
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3. Re: USA Visa credit cards. Chip and Signature

Some cash is necessary, not much but something. Note for ATMs your card must have a PIN.

Cleveland, Ohio
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4. Re: USA Visa credit cards. Chip and Signature

You do not need a pin # for credit card transactions...

Berkshire, United...
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5. Re: USA Visa credit cards. Chip and Signature

I said ATM, you need PIN for that transaction, i.e. getting cash out.

Cleveland, Ohio
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6. Re: USA Visa credit cards. Chip and Signature

Op was asking about credit card transactions, not ATM withdrawals...

Berkshire, United...
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7. Re: USA Visa credit cards. Chip and Signature

Well that's additional information, hope you don't mind.

Cleveland, Ohio
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8. Re: USA Visa credit cards. Chip and Signature

Who doesn't know an American ATM card needs a pin # to use in a ATM machine? I think OP was asking because some European credit cards are chip and pin. Most American credit cards are chip and sign. Most Americans don't have a pin # for their credit cards...

Prague, Czech...
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9. Re: USA Visa credit cards. Chip and Signature

You will get some funny looks using such outdated technology, and you may have to walk the cashier through the process, but you can do it. This is really two generations in the past at this point. The Czech Republic has moved passed even chip and pin to contactless cards and chips in mobile phones.

Cleveland, Ohio
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10. Re: USA Visa credit cards. Chip and Signature

I've seen cashiers in Prague use imprint carbon copy credit card machines. I think they can figure out a chip and sign, or even a swipe and sign transaction without special instructions or training. Prague has tourists from all over the world, many of whom come from the US. Shops, restaurants and hotels in the centre who accept credit cards as payment can handle any type of credit card transaction...

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